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Senate Finance Committee hearings continue Tuesday with public comment

STATE HOUSE — The Senate Finance Committee’s hearings to review legislation authorizing an extension of the state’s lottery contract with IGT Global Solutions Corporation will continue tomorrow. The committee will take public testimony when they meet at 5 p.m. in Room 313 of the State House.

The submission of written testimony is encouraged at the hearing, or at any time through the “Comments” section at www.SenateLotteryContractHearings.com. All written comments and testimony will become part of the hearing record and will be posted on that website.

For those choosing to testify in person at the hearing, the committee asks that comments be kept as succinct as possible and that individuals bring 20 copies of any written testimony to be distributed to the Committee. The sign-in period will commence at 3 p.m. outside the hearing room. Public testimony will be taken in the order of sign-in. The committee asks that individuals do not sign in on behalf of others wishing to testify.

The legislation, 2019-S-1031, was introduced in June in advance of the fall hearings to provide ample opportunity for public review. It is sponsored by President of the Senate Dominick J. Ruggerio and Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin on behalf of Governor Gina Raimondo.